QUESTION time at the
national assembly in Paris
often conveys more frisson
than its British counterpart
- especially when a young
female minister wears a summer
dress. In Britain, there was [then
home secretary] Jacqui Smith's ...
Acouple of weeks ago the
Northeast was in the grip of a
severe heat wave. As I write
this, however, it's a fairly cool
day in New Jersey, considering
that it's late July. Weather is like
that; it fluctuates.
And this banal observation may
be what dooms us to climate ...
THE world city that needs no introduction
but could do with an Olympic-sized pickme-
up in the midst of painful economic
recession launches the 2012 Summer
Games with a spectacular opening ceremony
on Friday that faces a unique challenge:
STAR-STUDDED Brazil survived a second-half fightback by Egypt to win their men's Olympic football opener 3-2 in Cardiff on Thursday. Goals from Manchester United's Rafael Da Silva, Leandro Damiao and soughtafter Santos ...
FOUR songs into her performance at the Prudential Centre in New York on Friday, Jennifer Lopez, standing in rhinestone gym clothes, absorbed some applause. And she confirmed what she had announced a week earlier ...
SHANTINIKETAN Indian School has organised a camp for children during the summer vacation with a variety of activities. One of the outstanding aspects of the camp is the children educational holiday programme, ´Learn and have fun in the Summer Shadow´. The 45-day camp is being held for children of different ages. It runs from Sunday to Thursday and will close on August 15. Different activities have been planned for children to learn and have fun.
KATARA officials received noted Saudi Sheikh Shadi Adel Mohammed on Wednesday for special prayers as part of the observance of the holy month of Ramadan. The Cultural Village will host Sheikh Shadi at Katara Mosque to lead the Taraweeh prayers throughout the holy month. Expatriates and locals experienced a spiritual feel during Sheikh Shadi´s eloquent recitations on Thursday. The special prayers will continue and will be attended by residents...
IF you buy a new Honda this year during the holy month of Ramadan, you get an opportunity to take home a new Samsung smartphone or tablet computer. In addition, you´ll get a chance to win cash prizes worth QR50,000. Domasco (Doha Marketing Services Company WLL), distributors of Honda in Qatar, unveiled this offer recently as part of the celebrations of the holy month of Ramadan. The Honda offers something exciting for every taste from the compact ...
EUROPEAN Central Bank chief Mario Draghi pledged unconditional support for Europe´s single currency on Thursday, sending stock markets soaring and sharply reducing pressure on Spanish interest rates. The "ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me it will be enough," Draghi told the Global Investment Conference, a forum organised by the British ...
AUSTRALIA´S struggling Qantas Airways said on Thursday it is in talks with Dubai´s flagship carrier Emirates about a potential alliance, sending its shares surging more than 9 percent. The Australian Financial Review reported earlier in the day that Qantas was in talks with Emirates on a deal to help its loss-making international division by giving the carrier access to greater numbers of passengers from Emirates´ hub in the Middle East. A final ...
APPLE biggest success has become its biggest risk factor. The iPhone revolutionised the smartphone industry, driving Apple´s expansion into Europe and China and, after just half a decade, yields about half its annual $100 billion revenue haul. But the world´s most valuable technology company — which throughout the global recession near-unfailingly smashed Wall Street forecasts — is beginning to lose its aura of invincibility. The company has ...
A GREEK athlete has failed a doping test, according to an IAAF official, and the father and coach of world indoor high jump champion Dimitris Chondrokoukis says his son has tested positive and withdrawn from the Olympics. The IAAF official spoke on condition of anonymity because the case has not yet been made public. Greek media published a letter attributed to Kyriakos Chondrokoukis saying his son had tested positive for the steroid stanozolol. He said his ...
Jamaican track star Usain Bolt on Thursday acknowledged he has had a rocky buildup to the London Olympics, but declared himself "ready to go" in his bid to defend his double sprint titles. "I´m always ready," said Bolt. "It´s all about championships. I´ve had slight problems, but I´m ready to go." Fitness concerns, an early morning car crash and losing over both the 100 and 200m to training partner and compatriot Yohan Blake in the Jamaican...
ARMED with a new-found self-belief, India´s top athletes will seek to script a fresh chapter in the country´s Olympic history as they go into the 30th edition of the sporting extravaganza from on Friday with a realistic chance of winning medals. Never before has an Indian contingent raised so much expectations and London could just be the launching pad for a new sporting era. In the coming days, a ...
DEEPIKA Padukone´s orange bikini scene from her latest film, Cocktail, has been the talk of the town. The actress says the secret behind her perfect figure is not any crash diet, but a combination of regular workouts and healthy eating. "I think ideally one should not reach a stage where you have to go on crash diets. You need to be conscious on a daily basis. I feel that this should be your lifestyle," Deepika ...
A CTRESS Kareena Kapoor says only her beau, actor Saif Ali Khan, will put to rest the incessant rumours about their wedding date. Speculation about their wedding date has been doing the rounds for a while. Saif´s mother, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, had even been quoted as saying that the marriage will take place on October 16, but nobody else confirmed it. Latest reports suggest Kareena had...
FILMMAKER Pooja Bhatt believes in showing boldness as it is, with no double-meaning and no toilet humour. The actress-turned-director is waiting for the release of her erotic thriller Jism 2, which is perhaps the boldest film from the Bhatt camp. "An average film is made from a male perspective and designed for a male audience, but I am going to show pure, unadulterated sensuality, designed by adults and for adults," Pooja told IANS. "Toilet humour is not my style and ...
OIL prices rebounded to over
$105 a barrel on Thursday after
the European Central Bank president
promised to do whatever was
necessary to protect the eurozone
from collapse, causing the single
currency to rally. The euro gained
more than 1 percent against the
dollar after Draghi’s pledge
EUROPEAN Central Bank chief
Mario Draghi pledged unconditional
support for Europe’s single currency
on Thursday, sending stock
markets soaring and sharply
reducing pressure on Spanish
interest rates. The “ECB is ready
to do whatever it takes to preserve
the euro,” Draghi said.